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lil6
lil6 asks:
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Why was Diary of Anne Frank banned from shelves?

just wondering
In Topics: Recommended Books, Helping my child with social studies / history
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, In doing a Google search on this topic, it appears that the book has been banned by some who thought it had sexual references. http://www.parentheticalviews.com/?p=49 However, many think she is one of the most important authors for young adults: http://www.education.com/reference/article/important-authors-books-young-adults/

Here is an article you may also find interesting:

What Makes a Banned Book?
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/banned_books/

Consider also contacting the American Library Association, which organizes Banned Books Week in September/October:
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.cfm

Thanks for asking!

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